Price Watch

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Advertiser Farming -

FROM the Bee­ston Re­view, w/e July 14 CAT­TLE Best black and white cows once again raced away to 150ppk, with younger mod­els reach­ing new heights of 175ppk. Con­ti­nen­tals to £1476 or 175ppk. Marker av­er­age was up a blis­ter­ing 14p per kilo on the week or £50 per head. Just to em­pha­sise the trade, here are a few fig­ures: 108 head en­tered (96 dairies), black & white cows to 175ppk or £1131, Con­ti­nen­tal cows to 175ppk or £1476, top 10 black & white cows av­er­aged 156ppk or £1036, top 10 beef cows av­er­aged 159ppk or £1201, 42% of dairies over 120ppk, POUL­TRY Poul­try sales ev­ery Mon­day from now on. POL pul­lets were the star at­trac­tion with nearly 200 en­tered from var­i­ous rear­ers fetch­ing up to £8.50 (all prices per head), Speck­ledy £8, Sus­sex Ranger £8. An Ox­ford Blue Red Cock sold for £24 with a trio OEG Carlisle Blue Grey £10. Call ducks as al­ways sold well up to £13. Pri­vate treaty sale, 500 pheas­ant poults, ring­necks, eight weeks old end of July, £3.40 each plus 10% buy­ers premium plus Vat. PIGS Sows to £261, boars to £120.87, pork­ers to £148.20, store pigs to £56, pork­ers to a high 178ppk, cut­ters to 156ppk, ba­con­ers to 138ppk. The bells were ring­ing yet again at Bee­ston. A good turnout of the usual best qual­ity pigs. We would like to thank Nicholas Pendle­ton Mcrath for do­ing an ex­cel­lent job at judg­ing the Best Sow, the Best Butch­ers Pigs and Best Store Pigs. SHEEP Shear­ling ewes to £153, three to four-year-old ewes to £120, store lambs to £67. A great start to the new open­ing sale of breed­ing ewes and store lambs at Bee­ston on a Mon­day. Sev­eral pens sold well in ex­cess of ven­dors’ high­est ex­pec­ta­tions, top­ping at £153 for Bel­tex cross shear­lings. Top 5 prices: Bel­tex shear­lings £153, Texel shear­lings £145, Texel shear­lings £145, Bel­tex shear­lings £144, Texel shear­lings £136 FRUIT & VEG In the fruit and veg sec­tion, new Cheshire pota­toes reached £6 per 28lb. More promised for next week along with sea­sonal fruit, veg and eggs. PRO­DUCE More peo­ple about on a wet morn­ing, but a short­age of loads to bid on. Big bale mid June 2017 hay re­alised £28 per bale equiv­a­lent to £100 per tonne. A mixed load of wheat and bar­ley straw in quads re­alised £82 per tonne.

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